The College of Continuing Education(CCE) of Xiamen University(XMU) is founded as education institution and aimed to provide online education and high-end training to complement the development of general higher education. CCE greatly improves and advances the new type of educational system, which could play a significant role in the development of local economy and society.
CCE carries out the distance education experiment and practice steadily and actively. By integrating the discipline advantages and cultural background of XMU and social demands, CCE has set up majors covering Art, Law, Economy, Management and Engineering through online learning and management. To optimize teaching link, CCE uses online courseware teaching, teaching videos, online homework and discussions, credit system and flexible learning duration to better serve students and improve study efficiency. For those who finish credits and meet certain requirements, CCE will grant academic certificates or degree diplomas. At present, CCE has more than 20000 campus students and over 30000 alumni.
To "Transmit and Circulate Culture and Improve Personal Quality and Ability Comprehensively", CCE starts to develop non-qualification continuing education. Considering the demands and characteristics of commission institutions, CCE helps to develop suitable training programs with lecturers from universities and government officials. Through various learning styles, like lectures, group discussion, case study as well as field-works, CCE tries to fully inspire students' inner thirst for knowledge. If students complete the credits required in the teaching program and regulation, they will receive a Certificate of Completion awarded by CCE, and add to the Honored Alumni List of XMU. Nowadays, CCE has already developed flexible teaching styles and various modules with distinguishing features and high-quality for high-end training, and has organized series of successful projects, which contribute to the further construction of "Learning Society".